Shine: An Anthology of Optimistic SF
by Jetse de Vries
Cover Artist: Vincent Chang
Review by Cathy Green
Solaris Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781906735678
Date: 30 March 2010 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The Shine anthology came about because editor Jetse de Vries felt that there was entirely to much pessimistic, dystopian science fiction being published, and he wanted to take science fiction back to its more hopeful roots. The result is an international collection of sixteen near-future, optimistic science fiction stories by writers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel, France and Brazil who have set their stories in a variety of locations including Africa, China, Afghanistan, Recife and Paris. Shine includes stories by Holly Phillips, Kay Kenyon, Lavie Tidhar, Alastair Reynolds, Mari Ness, Jason Stoddard, Jacques Barcia, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Gord Sellar, Ken Edgett, Eva Maria Chapman, Jason Andrew, Eric Gregory, Paula R. Stiles, Gareth L. Powell and Aliette de Bodard. From official release/information:
Product Description: Shine: a collection of gems that throw light on a brighter future. Some of the world's most talented SF writers (including Alastair Reynolds, Kay Keyon and Jason Stoddard) show how things can change for the better. From gritty polyannas to workable futures, from hard-fought progress to a better tomorrow; heart-warming and mind-expanding stories that will (re-) awaken the optimist in you!